Commemorating International Literacy Day 2019
At the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October 1966, September 8th was proclaimed International Literacy Day (ILD). Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
On 10 September 2019, Madam Wokie ommemorated International Literacy Day 2019 at State House Freetown. The event was organised by the State House, in partnership with Lunch Box Gift, Tiwai, Memory Masters, NP, Flash Vehicles, PIAGGO, and other partners. The event was chaired by the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, and included a showcase of innovative strategies to improve literacy in Sierra Leone by organisations such as Lunch Box Gift and Tiwal Memory Masters. The event ended with a call to action, by His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, for increased efforts by citizens, civil society, government and international partners, towards quality education and literacy in Sierra Leone.